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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Wednesday, 2nd January 2013

    Dear BBC members,

    New year has just begun. In Japan, people make plans on New Year and visit shrines to prey for better year and wish dreams to come true.

    I have a lot of plans this year. First, I will be working in an international school near my house. The school gives English lessons to pre-school students. As I am not a good English teacher, I will be a driver to take kids to other schools which are also owned by the same person. Also, I have to take care of these school buildings.

    Besides that, I am going to give guitar lessons to people who have little or no experience in playing the guitar. Have I told you that I'm engaging in trading business? and creating web sites for my friends' business? Probably not. (smile)

    So as you can see, I will be somewhat busy this year......

    Happy New Year to all!!


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  • Message 2

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    Posted by eugenia (U15550413) on Thursday, 3rd January 2013

    Hi Nori,
    I'm Eugenia, nice to meet you. I wish you luck with all your plans for this new year. I find great that you can play guitar, I've tried once but I'm terrible.
    I'm also busy this year because I'm in the last year of high school and in this summer I have my finals exams, but is more difficult because then i have the exams for the University, so I will have a full year.
    Best regards,

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by fislam83 (U15549227) on Thursday, 3rd January 2013

    Hi Nori!!!

    This is Farhad from Bangladesh. Do you hear about it ever before!!! Its a beautiful country with many heady emerging possibilities. We the people here are much hospitable and generoius. You could give a look to it!!! Anyway, the justpassed year 2012's resolution had not been attained for mine, I think that didn't happen to you. Hope that your 2013 ll be bought to whatever you want and deserve.

    You know, I'm a science learner and feel interested in somkind of research and I need to learn English efficintly. And this is why I'm trying to improve my level. If you wouldn't mind help me in this regard.

    My plan to this 2013 is to improve my english as well as my knowing on much hyped topic. I want to engae my time and devotion to attain my new year resolution of 2013....

    But some uncertainity have prevail here because this year is the polling year in my country and political confrontation may be occur. The ordeal political odacity and turmoil may hamper the regular life of peace loving populus here furthermore as like as in 2007. Hei..I told you many things of my country, if you want to know any more, please feel free....

    Have a nice eventful 2013.....


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  • Message 4

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    Posted by sebaccster (U15546081) on Thursday, 3rd January 2013

    Hi Nori

    Best wishes to you in this new year.

    I'm Sebastian from Colombia I have always wanted to meet someone from Japan, i really love your culture
    I hope that we can be good friends

    Tell me about Japan


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  • Message 5

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    Posted by Dominkucho (U15556935) on Thursday, 3rd January 2013

    Hi Nori!
    I wish you luck this year with your planes.

    In my case, I´ve just started to work in a global company so I think this is going to be a good year.
    Also, I have other plans for this year. I´m going to play rugby in a local team, I´m going to improve my english level and I will start a tour with my folk band.

    And, I have a puppy lab, with only 2 months, so I think I will be very busy this new year!!


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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Friday, 4th January 2013

    Dear Eugenia,

    Oh, so you will be a university student this year. Great! My 4 years in America were alright. Study well, Eugenia. Learn as much as you can because when you graduate and find a job, you really don't have time to study. Study hard and enjoy your campus life.


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  • Message 7

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Friday, 4th January 2013

    Dear Farhad,

    Nice to know you, Farhad. So you're from Bangladesh. I assume that you are male. I would really like to know about the brutal act of Bangladesh men throwing acid to women. Sorry, it is not an adequate topic to discuss here, but I'm really concerned about it.

    All the BBC members here have amibition to learn English including myself. So let's learn the language together.


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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Friday, 4th January 2013

    Dear Sebastian,

    Hello. There is no difference between Japanese and Colombians. Just a cultural difference, our languages and customs. We both have ears, nose, mouth, eyes, hands, body, legs, and so on.

    We are same human beings, aren't we? (smile)

    So you want to know about Japan? Sorry, it is going to be a huge topic, so I advice you to look up in the internet rather than my poor explanation. One thing that I can tell you now is that it's cold here.....(smile)

    Have a great day and hoping to hearing from you again.


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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Friday, 4th January 2013

    Dear Dominkucho,

    My brother has been playing rugby for more than 45 years. He still plays in a team.
    I like baseball better. Rugby is a tough game. You must have a big body.

    By the way, where are you from? Is rugby a popular game in your country? If so, do you live in Australia?

    Have a great day.


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  • Message 10

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    Posted by fislam83 (U15549227) on Friday, 4th January 2013

    Dear Nori,

    Thanks for your interest to a matter of great concern which is truly ordeal and horrific. Yeap Nori, your assumption is alright. I am a male whose are primarily responsible of this terrific violence. Actually, those men are truly beast in disguises of man. They are inhuman/e. I think they are one kind of tattoo or ill psyche. Truly speaking, acid attack is not solely problem to us, now a days it is frequently occur in south Asian country like India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia and even some happens in Europe. The perpetrators are mostly male (80 %) and causes behind to used as revenge for refusal of sexual advances, proposals of marriage and demands for dowry. Most of the reasons are domestic matter. The mass people of here also treat this cruel activity strongly and they eliminate those antisocial elements by exercising/executing the stern action against the culprit. The law to them is here is death penalty. We the people here want exterminate this inhuman entity from us.

    The Acid Survivors Foundation in Bangladesh also provides all support to the victim to optimize their benefit and minimize loss.

    Best luck Nori and hoping that you enjoying 2013 joyously....................


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  • Message 11

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Saturday, 5th January 2013

    Dear Farhad,

    Thank you so much for your sincere reply. I thought that you might get upset when I wrote my message. And I'm really glad that you regard acid throwing as a crime. I thought that all the Bungladesh men have an intention to throw acid whenenver they get mad at women.

    I did not know that this brutal act is spreading in Asia. It will not ever happen in Japan. Because a bottle of sulfuric acid can't be bought in pharmacy. We need a special permission or a license to possess it.

    In one of my favourite proverbs, it says "Judge of other's feelings by your own" or better "Pinch oneself and know others' pain" So tell all the brutal people to throw acid on their face before they throw it to others.

    Even if the thrower gets hanged, the woman's face, hands, body, legs or their deep psychological pain would not be mended.

    Thank you again and let's make this year a better one.


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  • Message 12

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    Posted by Bita (U15562800) on Saturday, 5th January 2013

    Nice plans.

    I am from Iran. In Iran, we don't celebrate Christian's new year. Our new year begins at the first day of the Spring that is on the 21 of March.

    In Iran people clean their homes before new year and when the new year begins they go to visit old members of the family like grandparents , aunts and uncles. Also they make some resolutions too, just like the people of another countries

    Happy New Year

    Bita (sorry for the mistakes. I'm new here!)

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Saturday, 5th January 2013

    Hi Bita.

    Japanese adopt Gregorian calendar, not lunar calendar. It is much simpler and usable to use Gregorian calendar because Jan. 1st is always the New Year. The Lunar calendar is based on the moon so that a New Year day is not always on Jan. 1st.

    When is your birthday? And how do you find out your age? I don't think that your birthdate is not fixed. A year is when Earth revolves around the Sun and comes back to where it was. This is what we call a year.

    Anyhow, we have different cultures and customs so it's OK, I don't really care. (smile)

    Hope to hearing from you again.


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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Bita (U15562800) on Saturday, 5th January 2013

    Hi Nori ,
    I agree with using Gregorian calendar, because it is an international calendar and it will be better all countries use the same calendar.

    But our calendar is not lunar.Actually it is solar calendar.Lunar calendar is used by Arab countries (it's not their formal calendar of course).

    Solar calendar is based on the Earth movement around the sun.So my birthday always is 0n 06/Dec/1972.

    Yes, we are from different cultures.But I think it doesn't matter.However I am a bit familiar with Japanese culture.There was a time that our TV channels were full of Japanese series and movies and I enjoyed them a lot.

    I hope I can improve my English and also my knowledge about other cultures and customs here smiley - smiley

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by Dominkucho (U15556935) on Saturday, 5th January 2013

    Dear Nori,

    I´m from the south of Spain. Here rugby is not a popular sport, is far from football or basketball.
    I´m playing it for only two years, so your brother must be so much better than me!! hahaha.
    I´ve practiced a lot of sports: tennis, football, handball, basketball, cycling, running... and I prefer rugby!! I think is not as tough as you can see outside.

    What is the most popular sport in your country? And the most famous athlete?



    PD: I hope not to disappoint you, I play as a scrum-half, so I´m the smallest player in the team smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Monday, 7th January 2013

    Hi, Domin.

    In Japan, baseball and soccuer are the most popular sports. Baseball used to be the most popular sport when I was young and in fact I used to play baseball. I was a good pitcher and a batter as well. I also played soccer but I realized that soccer isn't my sports.

    My father's friend's son died when playing rugby hit his head onto a concrete steps while practicing at school. Rugby is really a tough sports. American football players wear helmet and put something on their shoulders to prevent from breaking them. However, rugby players don' wear them that's why they lose teeth or have broken legs or arms.....I hope you still have your hands and legs. (smile)

    I'm certain that rugby players have strong mentality and tough body. My brother isn't that big but he always move forward in anything he does. I think that doing tough sports make you positive minded.

    Have a great day and take care not to loose your teeth.


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  • Message 17

    , in reply to message 11.

    Posted by fislam83 (U15549227) on Monday, 7th January 2013

    Dear Nori,

    Hope that you passing well. Its fantastic, truly speaking I have never mind and not been upset because I know its the real picture of here. But, but I am not agree with you that all men of here have intention of acid attack to his counterpart.

    My point to clarify you that only some felon did it and the paucity is insignificant but it occurs here in seldom.

    We know that what the gentle and humble you the guys in Japan, so how it possible to hurt anyone by this way. You mention a proverb actually there are numerous maxim is prevail here in case of humanity and justices but the values are debilitating and nosedive here day by day and for this reason malicious crime are happening here.

    Thank you and be sound.............

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  • Message 18

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    Posted by Tatyana (U15560149) on Thursday, 10th January 2013

    Dear Nori, my greetings!

    My name is Tatyana, I'm from Russia.

    I always admire people who can make plans and stick to them later. It's a pity but I could not say this about myself.
    Usually I have a lot of plans as well, but some of them fail - sometimes due to circumstances, sometimes due to my faults. But maybe this year the situation will change. Let's see! smiley - smiley

    You told us a lot about your working plans. But what about your leisure activities? Any travelling plans or new hobbies?

    As for me, I'm going to resume my German lessons and of course to improve my English. I'd like to attend dancing lessons as well - maybe, plans of my coach will also come true, and we'll take part in the local competetion between fitness clubs.

    I hope that there won't be any changes in my work - because at the moment I'm absolutely satisfied with it.


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  • Message 19

    , in reply to message 18.

    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Dear Tatyana and Fislam,

    First of all, "Hi" to Tatyana. I guess I missed reading your messages. Sorry.... I was kind a busy these days.

    Now, Fislam (If you are still here) I read a news about Bangladesh that Doraemon, a Japanese animation, will stop broadcasting because of the religious problem or the language problem.

    Doraemon, according to the news, is broadcasted in Hindu language, whereas the Bangladesh people speak Bengali.

    Well, then why don't they translate Doraemon in Bengali?


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